Donald Trump Says He Would Consider 'Little Marco Rubio' (and a Few Other Foes) For Vice President: 'But I Don't Think They Like Me'

Donald Trump Says He Would Consider Marco Rubio for Vice President
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04/12/2016 AT 03:50 PM EDT

Donald Trump wouldn't mind having some of his past opponents serving alongside him if he gets to the White House.

In an interview with USA Today, the presidential hopeful said he could see himself appointing some of his past foes to a position in his administration – namely Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, and John Kasich.

"I like Marco Rubio … There are people I have in mind in terms of vice president. I just haven't told anybody names," he said. "I do like Marco. I do like Kasich … I like Walker actually in a lot of ways."

He added: "There are people I like, but I don't think they like me because I have hit them hard."

The favorable comments are vastly different from those made about Rubio, and the other politicans, in the past – Trump even took to calling the Florida senator "Little Marco Rubio."

In February, Rubio and Trump engaged in an insult match.

"He doesn't sweat cause his pores are clogged from the spray tan that he uses," Rubio said at a Virginia rally. "Donald is not going to make America great. He's going to make America orange."

But Trump told USA Today that Rubio's jibes were no match for him.

"He made a mistake. He became Don Rickles for about four days, and then I became worse than Don Rickles," Trump said.

Rubio has not publicly commented on Trump's statement. But Kasich gave a simple response to the remarks on Tuesday: "Zero chance."

"Look, I am running for president of the United States, and that's it," he told CBS.

Walker told reporters that he was "shocked" to be listed as a potential pick, according to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

"It's kind of interesting to hear that after the things that were said about me a couple weeks ago," Walker said. "I can't even fathom that. Like I said, it's almost breathtaking that I was listed in the first place."
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